Shock elimination for India
Host nation India were eliminated from the Women’s World Cup courtesy of a crushing 138-run defeat at the hands of surprise package Sri Lanka in their final group game.
The margin of Sri Lanka’s victory ensured India finished below West Indies on net run-rate in Group A and therefore missed out on a place in the Super Sixes.
Chasing 283 to win the game and 251 to progress at the Windies’ expense, India were bundled out for just 144.
Deepika Rasangika had earlier top-scored with 84 in Sri Lanka’s 282 for five, which also featured half-centuries from Yasoda Mendis, Shashikala Siriwardene & Eshani Kaushalya. The latter’s 56 not out came off 31 balls.
The only unbeaten record in the competition belongs to Australia after they recorded an impressive seven-wicket win over New Zealand.
Meg Lanning struck 112 from 104 balls and Jess Cameron added a similarly swift 82 to ensure the Southern Stars hunted down a target of 228 with more than 11 overs unused.
New Zealand’s 227 for six had been built around Suzie Bates’ 102, while Megan Schutt picked up three wickets and a run-out for Australia.
South Africa eased past Pakistan to claim the third qualification slot in Group B.
Marizanne Kapp was the star of the show, striking 102 not out - her maiden ODI ton - to help the Proteas to 207 for five and then picking up 3-18 as Pakistan slumped to 81 all out.
Teams carry over the points they have scored against fellow qualifiers for the Super Sixes.
That means Australia have four points to their name, while Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand and West Indies start on two apiece. South Africa's only victory came versus Pakistan and, therefore, they carry zero through.
Friday’s fixtures see England and Australia do battle at the Brabourne Stadium, with New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex and West Indies playing South Africa in Cuttack.